Healthcare award nominations

Annual MOCAN Healthcare Professional and Student Awards
Know a healthcare professional or healthcare professions student who promotes healthy eating and active living in their community? Please nominate them for the MOCAN award for Excellence in Connecting Health to the Community. The winner in each category will be recognized and share their work at the annual MOCAN Summit

Deadline for application and supporting materials is Friday, June 7, 2024.

Nomination forms:

Healthcare award recipients

2021 Healthcare Professional Award Recipient
Jaime Gnau, MS, RDN/LD, CHES - MSU Care Clinic
See Jaime’s presentation: Nutrition Initiatives to Address Disparities (PDF)

2020 Healthcare Professional Award Recipient

Dr. Henry Petry, DO is a Geriatric Medicine Specialist in Joplin, MO and has over 53 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from A.T. Still University Health Sciences/Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine medical school in 1967. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Freeman Hospital West and Freeman Neosho Hospital.


2019 Healthcare Professional Award Recipient

Laura Hyland, RN is currently enrolled at the Research College of Nursing in the Executive Practice Healthcare Leadership Masters of Science in Nursing Program. She is a social work and nursing graduate of the University of Missouri. Laura is an active member of Covenant Presbyterian Church where she founded Covenant Community Health and Wellness around an active food pantry ministry. Watch Laura’s video to learn more about her work in the urban core of Kansas City.

2019 Healthcare Pre-professional Award Recipient

Throughout his biological sciences undergraduate career at Mizzou, Daniel Bicklein devoted time to leading community health programs like Stay Strong, Stay Healthy (SSSH), MU Extension exercise program for older adults. Watch Daniel’s video to learn more about SSSH and his hopes of serving a rural community and offering similar programs as a family physician in the future.